BOXING: CREWE ABC enjoyed a double tonic with wins for Billy Boreham and Chris Jackson at The Lord Hill Hotel in Shrewsbury on Thursday.
Light middleweight Boreham produced an assured performance to defeat Ron Jordan from the Birmingham-based Aston ABC.
Jordan, a strong, arrogant fighter came out in the first round looking to damage Boreham with an onslaught of attacks to the body and head.
But Boreham, one of the Crewe stable's more experienced boxers, held firm and outjabbed, outmanoeuvred and totally outsmarted the Birmingham boxer.
Trainer Joey Singleton advised his man to stick to the same pattern but step up a gear. As Jordan tried desperately to stamp his authority in the second and third rounds, Boreham remained composed and ran out a comfortable unanimous winner.
Jackson, a middleweight who stands 6' 4" tall, for once had to concede some inches in height when he took on Hobbs Moat ABC's 6' 7" fighter Alan White.
The first round saw a battle with left jabs competing to gain the centre of the ring, with Jackson winning comfortably.
The second saw White change his tactics and stand toe-to-toe with Jackson, which proved a mistake as the Crewe man totally outboxed his opponent in every aspect as he gained another unanimous winner.
'Both Crewe boys did the club and the town proud and left the ring to standing ovations,' said Singleton. 'There are three types of opponents - a boxer, a fighter and a spoiler - and the hardest one to beat is a spoiler.
'They are awkward, strong and unpredictable as they use unorthodox methods. Billy's opponent was definitely a spoiler so winning was a real feather in his cap.'